The 2017 NYCSEF Application is now OPEN.  To begin, click here.   Be sure to review the  NYCSEF Application and Rules and Guidelines prior to starting your application.

  • To register, you will need to enter a working email address.
  • You should be prepared to complete three sections of the application: Student Information, Project Information & Additional Information.
  • Once you complete the first section, Part 1, you will be prompted to start Part 2 go ahead and click to start that next section. You can suspend and resume your application immediately afterwards, once you are have started Part 2 (or Part 3).  You must follow the link from Part 1 to Part 2 and then again from Part 2 to Part 3 for all sections of the application to be populated with your name and same project ID number.
  • After completing each of the three sections, you will receive a confirmation email that you must print and send in as part of your application.

Ready to send your application?  All submissions must include:
1.  Print-outs of the confirmation emails from all 3 sections of the online registration (Student Info, Project Info & Additional Info).

2. All required forms: Signature Page, Forms 1, 1A and 1B plus all required supplemental forms (as applicable).

3. Two copies of your research paper (see page 4 in the Rules & Guidelines).

Mail all of the above to:

NYCSEF at 16 Court Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11241  no later than 12/14/16.  Applications postmarked after this date will not be accepted.

If you have questions, please contact our office by email at or phone at 718-254-7252 (Monday through Fridays, 8:30AM to 4PM).  Follow us @officialnycsef on Instagram, Twitter & Facebook for updates on application review and fair events.

Good Luck!

Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

  1. 14Dec2016 NYCSEF Project Application Due Date
  2. 05Mar2017 NYCSEF Preliminary Round @ The City College of New York
  3. 28Mar2017 NYCSEF Finals Round @ The American Museum of Natural History (Tent.)
  4. 31Mar2017 NYCSEF Awards Ceremony @ The Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Borough of Manhattan Community College
  5. 14May2017 International Science & Engineering Fair Week May, 14-19 in Los Angeles, CA

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The NYCSEF Online Registration is now OPEN! Click on the Application tab for more information.  Good Luck!



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